Create a Project in a MySQL Database

To create a project in a repository on MySQL 4 or 5, you work through the following stages:

·Stage 1: Create an empty database repository and set up the data tables
·Stage 2: Set up the ODBC Driver
·Stage 3: Perform a project integrity check on the .project file you are using as a base (optional, but recommended)
·Stage 4: Transfer the data
·Stage 5: Connect to the repository and open the project

Prerequisites

·Install MySQL version 4.0.3 or higher, and MySQL ODBC 5.1 or higher
 

Create a MySQL Repository

If MySQL is set up to use MyISAM table types (the default), transactional support is disabled. To enable transactions you must set up MySQL to use InnoDB tables and create the database tables as InnoDB type.

Sparx Systems provide scripts to create both InnoDB- and MyISAM-based repository tables.

Step

Action

See also

1

Create an empty MySQL database.

 

 

 

Create a MySQL Repository

Registered User's Scripts page

Trial User's Scripts Page

2

Set up the MySQL .ini file.

 

3

To use MyISAM tables, run the MySQL_MyISAM_EASchema.sql script.

To use InnoDB tables, run the MySQL_InnoDB_EASchema.sql script.

 

Set Up the ODBC Driver

Step

Action

See also

1

Create a suitable ODBC Data Source to point to your new database.

Select the following checkboxes:

·Return matched rows instead of affected rows
·Allow big result sets

 

Set up a MySQL ODBC Driver

Perform a Project Integrity Check

Step

Action

See also

1

In Enterprise Architect, open the file-based project or template from which you are creating the project on the repository.

 

 

2

Select and run Tools | Data Management | Project Integrity Check.

This ensures your project data is 'clean' before being copied to the repository.

 

Project Integrity Check

Transfer the Project Data

Step

Action

See also

1

Open Enterprise Architect.

(If the Open Project screen displays, click on the Cancel button to open with no project loaded.)

 

 

2

Select the Tools | Data Management | Project Transfer menu option.

The Project Transfer dialog displays.

 

 

3

In the Transfer Type panel, select .EAP to DBMS.

 

 

4

In the Source Project field, type the name of the project file to copy to the repository.

If the .EAP file has Replication enabled, this must be removed before performing the transfer.

 

 

Remove Replication

5

At the right of the Target Project field, click on the ( ... ) (Browse) button.

The Datalink Properties dialog displays.

 

 

6

Select Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers from the list.

Click on the Next button.

 

 

7

In the Use Data source name field, click on the drop-down arrow and select the ODBC Data Source you configured to point to your new database.

Click on the OK button. The Project Transfer dialog redisplays.

 

Set up a MySQL ODBC Driver

8

If required, select the Logfile checkbox and type a path and filename for the data transfer log file.

 

 

9

Click on the Transfer button to begin the data transfer process.

 

 

10

When the process is complete, you have created a project on a MySQL database and can now connect to it and open it from Enterprise Architect.

 

Connect to a MySQL Data Repository

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